Ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve block

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Ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve block is a procedure used in anesthesia that allows real-time imaging of the positions of the targeted nerve, needle, and surrounding vasculature and other anatomic structures. [1] This visual aid increases the success rate of the block and may reduce the risk of complications. [2] [3] It may also reduce the amount of local anesthetic requried, [4] while reducing the onset time of blocks. [5]

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